This Qashqa'i runner was woven in southern Iran during the second quarter of the 20th century.
It features a large-scale repeat Herati design in various tones of blue, green, red, yellow, and ivory on a dark navy ground. With a main border of stepped octagons and fish-like serrated leaves that are surrounded by multiple minor borders of small boxes, floral meanders, button-like circles, and classic Qashqa'i diagonal stripes. Look closely to see the addition of various stylized birds and the addition of what is likely a dog in a section of the main border (as pictured). Wonderfully finished with extra embellishments like the candy cane selvedge and striped kilim edges. In rare, hard-to-find Qashqa'i runner format.
In very good condition, with minimal wear for its age. Medium pile with soft but hefty handle. The original kilims are still intact.
Size: 2’10" x 15’5" [86cm x 470cm]
Age: Q2 20th Century (1925-1950)
Country of Origin: S Iran
Type of Rug: Qashqa'i Runner
Pile Height: Medium
Condition: Very good
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